Global Giant: Is China Changing the Rules of the Game?

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In this book leading scholars and practitioners from different disciplines and perspectives analyze how China’s phenomenal transformation and growth over the past two decades is challenging the rules of the game, internally and globally. They focus on three critical areas: the internal economic, environmental and political sustainability of China’s development strategies; the economic development options for the rest of the developing world; and the continued economic and geo-political dominance of the United States. With its breadth of coverage and attention to the interconnections among these pivotal issues, this book makes a unique contribution to our understanding of the implications of the rise of China.

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Editorial Reviews

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“In the large pantheon of ‘rising China’ books this study stands out. Its principal strengths derive from the cast of contributors and the breadth of coverage in their chapters. The authors do not accept China's "rise" as either inevitable or necessarily positive. They enumerate multiple domestic challenges that constrict China's power potential; they examine the consequences of competition from China for other developing nations; and they identify potential areas of global competition with the United States. This is a thought-provoking, well reasoned, and informative study--of use to scholars, students, journalists, and policy makers alike.”--David Shambaugh, George Washington University & The Brookings Institution

“Global Giant provides an unusually comprehensive and sophisticated treatment of the internal challenges China faces as a consequence of its high economic growth, and of the questions it poses for developing countries and the current geopolitical constellation. Especially valuable is the book's analysis of China's economic policies as an alternative to the Washington Consensus. Specialists and non-specialists alike should read this important and timely book.”--José Antonio Ocampo, Professor, Columbia University, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and former Finance Minister of Colombia

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230615892
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 6/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Eva Paus is Professor of Economics and the Carol Hoffman Collins Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College. Penelope Prime is Professor of Economics, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University; Director, China Research Center, Atlanta. Jon Western isFive College Associate Professor of International Relations, Mount Holyoke College.

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Table of Contents

PART I: CONTEXT AND CONNECTIONS China Rising The 'Rise' of China PART II: THE CHINESE DRAGON: DOMESTIC CHALLENGES China's Political Trajectory The New Social and Economic Order in 21st Century China The Voracious Tiger PART III: UNDER THE CHINESE SHADOW China and the Terms of Trade Latin America and the Rise of China How China is Reshaping the Industrial Geography of South-East Asia PART IV: THE RISE OF CHINA Fuelling the Dragon China's Domestic Insecurity and its International Consequences Would There Be Two Tigers Living in the Same Mountain? The Geostrategic Implications of China's Rise for U.S.-China Relations Is China Rising?


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